Betty Joyce Maddock
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Betty Joyce Maddock
  • July 25, 1943 - March 6, 2016
  • California City, California

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Betty Joyce Williams Maddock, third of nine children, was born to Edward Howard and Pearl Elizabeth Span Williams on July 25, 1943, in Bogalusa, Louisiana. When Betty entered the family, she brought a sense of fun and humor. She knew how to laugh and she helped others to laugh and to be happy, too. As she grew up, she found much pleasure in sewing, cooking, and styling hair. This proved beneficial to her sisters and others in the community.



Betty accepted Christ early and worshiped at Bethlehem Baptist Church until adulthood. Then, she converted to Catholicism, married, reared her children, and served at Annunciation Catholic Church.



Blessed, Betty married her lifelong love, Master Sergeant Emile Livingston Maddock. To this union Joyce Elaine (Timothy) Austin and Edward Tyranda (Mae) Maddock were born. The couple lived in several locations, including oversea, as Emile fulfilled his military obligations. Betty earned a degree in business administration and worked at Crown Zellerbach Papermill in Bogalusa. Her career ended at Edward's Air Force Base when she retired as a civilian Budget Analyst in 2001. During her tenure, she won many awards and accolades.



On Saturday, March 5, 2016 Betty went peacefully where God wipes every tear to meet with her deceased parents, Edward and Pearl and her two brothers, John Edward and Jean Ellis, all her decedents and her one and only "Love of her Life," her husband Emile.



To miss all the joy and love she showered on them are her children Joyce Elaine (Tim) and Edward T. (Mae), her grandchildren Christopher Wayne Austin, Adriana Grace Austin, David Seth Maddock and Lonzell Xavier Maddock, her great grandchildren, Daisy and Leland Maddock, her sisters Nuella (Roy) Williams Thomas, Melvina Cassandra (Willie) Powell, Lois Williams Owens, Anna Lee (Johnny Lee) Mitchell, Ceolia Dunn Green, Dianne Fowler, and in additional to her immediate family, her sister-in-law's, Urthelyn Maddock Davis and Jean Williams and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.